The State Lands Development Advisory Committee evaluates applications for grants in the State Lands Category of the larger Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program.

The grants provide funding to develop and renovate outdoor recreation facilities for the Department of Natural Resources and the Department of Fish and Wildlife.


  • Live in Washington
  • Have an interest in public policy
  • Enjoy finding creative solutions and appreciate other perspectives
  • Are interested in a variety of trail-based and general outdoor recreation activities


  • RCO will provide the training needed to evaluate grants
  • Stipends are available to eligible committee members

Time Commitment

  • 6-12 hours for written review and evaluation, completed remotely every other summer (even years)
  • Policy feedback time commitment varies

2022 Dates

Written Technical ReviewMay 11 – June 6
Evaluation Introduction MeetingJuly 28
Written EvaluationJuly 28 – August 24
Results MeetingAugust 31

Committee Members

Community Members

  • Kurt Danison, Okanogan
  • Bill Grimes, Spokane
  • Erin Komo, Mill Creek
  • Amanda Tainio, Spokane Valley
  • Mary Kay Voytilla, Seattle

Local Agency Members

  • Michael Aronowitz, Seattle City Light, Seattle
  • Dave Erickson, City of Wenatchee, Wenatchee
  • Angie Feser, City of Edmonds, Edmonds

State Agency Members

  • Shane Belson, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Olympia
  • Stephanie Margheim, Washington Department of Natural Resources, Castle Rock
  • Michael Hankinson, Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission, Olympia


  • Community member representatives
  • Local agency representatives

Term Length

4 years

General Resources